Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkin Centerpieces

Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkin Centerpieces

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For whatever reason, this Fall I have been more inspired than any other by all the beautiful color changing leaves and the vibrant orange pumpkins on every doorstep. It got me to thinking, there are some really creative ways to use pumpkins outside of pie and jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkins can be a festive and cost effective table decor element for any occasion from baby showers to weddings, dinner parties, holidays or even just because. This past Saturday, I hosted a Friendsgiving/ birthday party for my husband and I created my very own pumpkin centerpiece for the table. It was cheap, super simple and got lots of compliments so I thought I’d share my inspo board and diy instructions!

If your aren’t feeling floral this holiday season, the lush greens of an assortment of succulents is a great combo for the traditional orange pumpkin. We love this succulent arrangement created by Simple Happen Stance. Or you could go completely glam and spray your pumpkin a metallic gold and add a little sophistication with long stem roses like this centerpiece by Vintage Romance Style. If modern rustic is your thing, you will fall in love with these white pumpkin and succulent arrangements by Wedding Chicks.

You can make your own pumpkin centerpiece(s) by following these easy steps:

1) Draw a circular outline around the top of the pumpkin (stem in middle). This is the lid that will be cut out and removed.

2) Cut along the outline with a sharp knife (BE CAREFULLY, do not allow children to help with this part!!!). Remove and discard the pumpkin “lid”.

3) Remove and discard all the seeds (unless you want to roast them) and guts and scrape the walls as clean as possible.

4) Add water and your desired filler (flowers, succulents, etc.(

The flowers will wilt after a couple of days so try to hold out on making your centerpiece(s) until the big day.

Happy Thanksgiving Wild Things!


Ashley & Caity


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